Posts Tagged ‘the dark knight rises catwoman’


Liberté, égalité, fraternité – NOT

January 8, 2013

One of the first things we learned in Wayne Rises was that Hollywood isn’t any better than the tabloids when it comes to depicting Catwoman’s social background, let alone her social politics.   As Selina herself put it “I’m not A Tale of Two Cities, I’m The Philadelphia Story. ‘The prettiest sight in this pretty world is the privileged class enjoying its privileges.’


And yet, the allusions to France and french things continued throughout the tale.  More than once we were reminded of Selina’s first lover – and partner in crime – François de Poulignac, along with his wine Chateau de Poulignac, french food, french fashion, french cinema–and oh yes, some perfectly grisly burglaries that had been taking place in Paris.  Nobody seems to have remembered those – except Batman.

How does it all connect to Falstaff, his plot against the Wayne Tech and the cat burglar who’s been robbing the guests during each and every one of the charity balls benefiting the Wayne Foundation?  The answers are here at last in Wayne Rises Chapter 8: Appeler un Chat un Chat


You’re in deep with the wrong people

July 9, 2012

One way to look at this is Selina having a busy night with two – count ‘em two – world class break ins that no other thief in the world could pull off.  And Occupy Gotham and the Anonymous hackers entrenched there, etc., etc.

"You're in deep with the wrong people" -Bruce Wayne to Selina Kyle, The Dark  Knight Rises.   Bruce, you have NO IDEA.

The other way of looking at it is that our favorite feline is in way, way, way over her head.  (Including the extra inch from the ears)


Let’s just say it’s an episode with some seismic implications in the latest update at Gotham After Dark.


A Girl’s Gotta Eat

July 2, 2012

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It’s the Catwoman that Cat-Tales readers cherish glimpses of, but never got to see at the height of her power. We know Selina misses the old days as The World’s Greatest Cat Burglar – now you can see why, inside her head on a heist that will change her destiny at


Cat Burglar – Wayne Enterprises Connection

June 25, 2012

I’m not saying there is a definite connection here, I don’t claim to be a criminologist.  But a Mr. Jason Thalappille at the Gotham Observer recently ran a story about the slew of burglaries plaguing Gotham City, and this line just happened to pop out at me how so many of the victims seem to be hit when they’re not at home because they’re out attending Wayne-related events.catwoman-cat-burlaries-wayne-enterprises-dark-knight-rises-viralAnd at virtually the same time the Citizens Against Batman operating at Gotham After Dark saw, well, a catwoman-shape on the horizon.  The voting went to follow HER story, and this morning, we see that she is breaking into Wayne Enterprises!

Criminology-minded readers, am I crazy?  Am I imagining this?



I Believe in Selina Kyle

June 6, 2012

Readers who were with us in 2008 know that Cat-Tales went all out for The Dark Knight, mounting an elaborate alternate reality game that tied into the official viral campaign, and offered our more adventurous players a chance to taste the actual experience of being an ordinary person living in Gotham City.  That was for a movie centered on Harvey Dent and Joker… right.

This is Selina, who looks a whole lot better in heels.

The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman - Heels

(No, I’m sorry, Jack, you don’t. Yes, I know you played Frankenfurter in high school, but none of us want to see the pictures… No… I said NO! Jack! Jack, down boy, down!)

Anyway, we had to do something special, unprecedented, and so… Welcome to the Gotham City of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight, Cat-Tales style…

Get into the spirit by visiting:

The Gotham Post
(Yes, THAT Gotham Post.  This is really Chris talking, this is really
Cat-Tales.  This is that Gotham Post.  Go.)

GCN: Gotham City News
There’ve been some programming changes since the events of TDK

Wayne Enterprises
I really hope you know what that one is.

The Gotham Rogues
Not the Cat-Tale, the football team!

The Rising Fire
Best darn sports bar in the city

Got all that?  Well, if you don’t want to take all that time (it’s worth it if you do!), you can go straight to where the story will unfold, week by week.


The Catwoman We Deserve

May 24, 2012

Brazen?  Was that my billing?  I thought I was “Section Deleted.” –Cattitude

Seriously, the more we see of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, the more  it looks like we’ll finally be getting “The Catwoman We Deserve,” heck maybe even the Bruce and Selina relationship we deserve.



The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012


Or, put it another way…

May 1, 2012

Or, put it another way...

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